Mechanical Engineering
Contact
Engineering Student Services
230 Bechtel Engineering Center # 1702
Berkeley, CA 947201702
(510) 6427594
ess@berkeley.edu
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
141 Etcheverry Hall #1740
(510) 6421338
me.berkeley.edu
Degree worksheets: 2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  2018  2019
Previous Undergraduate Programs: 2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  2018
Course  Fall  Spring 

Freshman Year  
CHEM 1A+1AL – General Chemistry, or CHEM 4A – General Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis(1) 
45

–

ENGIN 7 – Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers(2) 
–

4

ENGIN 25 – Visualization for Design 
2

–

MATH 1A – Calculus 
4

–

MATH 1B – Calculus 
–

4

PHYSICS 7A – Physics for Scientists and Engineers 
–

4

Reading & Composition Part A Course(3) 
4

–

Reading & Composition Part B Course(3) 
–

4

Total 
1415

16

Sophomore Year  
ENGIN 26 – ThreeDimensional Modeling for Design 
2

–

ENGIN 27 – Introduction to Manufacturing and Tolerancing 
2

–

MATH 53 – Multivariable Calculus 
4

–

MATH 54 – Linear Algebra and Differential Equations 
–

4

MECENG 40 – Thermodynamics 
–

3

MECENG C85 – Introduction to Solid Mechanics 
–

3

PHYSICS 7B – Physics for Scientists and Engineers 
4

–

Humanities/Social Sciences Courses(3) 
4

4

Total 
16

14

Junior Year  
MECENG 100 – Electronics for the Internet of Things 
–

4

MECENG 104 – Engineering Mechanics II (Dynamics) 
3

–

MECENG 106 – Fluid Mechanics 
3

–

MECENG 108 – Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials 
4

–

MECENG 109 – Heat Transfer 
–

3

MECENG 132 – Dynamic Systems and Feedback 
–

3

Humanities/Social Sciences Courses(3) 
4

4

Free Electives(5) 
2

2

Total 
16

16

Senior Year  
MECENG 103 – Experimentation and Measurements 
4

–

MECENG 102B – Mechatronics Design 
–

4

Technical Electives(4) 
68

912

Free Electives(5) 
34

2

Total 
1316

1518

Notes
*A minimum of 120 units is required for graduation.
1CHEM 4A is for students intending a major in chemistry or chemical engineering.
2If the prerequisites are met, students may take ENGIN 7 in fall.
3The Humanities/Social Sciences (H/SS) requirement includes two approved Reading & Composition (R&C) courses and four additional approved courses, with which a number of specific conditions must be satisfied. R&C courses must be taken for a letter grade (C or better required). The first half (R&C Part A) must be completed by the end of the freshman year; the second half (R&C Part B) must be completed by no later than the end of the sophomore year. The remaining courses may be taken at any time during the program. See engineering.berkeley.edu/hss for complete details and a list of approved courses.
4Technical electives: 15 units of technical electives are required and must be chosen from the approved technical elective list. At least 12 of the 15 units must be upper division. At least 9 of the 12 upper division units must be from MECENGsponsored courses.
Of the 9 units of MECENGsponsored upper division technical electives, at least one course must be a design course selected from the following list:
 ENGIN 128* – Advanced Engineering Design Graphics
 MECENG 101 – High Mix/Low Volume Manufacturing
 MECENG 110 – Introduction to Product Development
 MECENG C117 – Structural Aspects of Biomaterials
 MECENG 119 – Introduction to MEMS
 MECENG 130 – Design of Planar Machinery
 MECENG 135 – Design of MicroprocessorBased Mechanical Systems
 MECENG 146 – Energy Conversion Principles
 MECENG 165 – OceanEnvironment Mechanics
 MECENG C176 – Orthopedic Biomechanics
 MECENG C178 – Designing for the Human Body
Additionally, one of the upper division technical elective courses must be taken from the MEsponsored quantitative science courses below, or from the expanded quantitative science list. Note that only the quantitative science courses listed below will count toward the 9 units of MEsponsored upper division courses.
 ENGIN 117* – Methods of Engineering Analysis
 ENGIN 150* – Basic Modeling and Simulation Tools for Industrial Research Applications
 ENGIN 177* – Advanced Programming with MATLAB
 MECENG 120 – Computational Biomechanics Across Multiple Scales
 MECENG 136 – Introduction to Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
 MECENG C180 – Engineering Analysis Using the Finite Element Method
*Although these courses are ENGIN courses, they will count toward the 9 units of upper division MECENGsponsored courses.
Any upper division course taught by mechanical engineering faculty may be used as part of the 9 units of upper division MECENGsponsored courses, including ENGIN 117, ENGIN 128, ENGIN 150, and ENGIN 177. In addition, Students may receive up to three units of upper division MECENGsponsored technical elective credit for work on a research project in either MECENG 196 (Undergraduate Research) or MECENG H194 (Honors Undergraduate Researchrestrictions apply).
Up to three technical elective units can be lower division and can be chosen from any of the following lower division courses: ASTRON 7A, 7B; BIOENG 10; BIOLOGY 1A+1AL, 1B; CHEM 1B, 3A, 3B, 4B; CIVENG 11, 60, 70, 93; COMPSCI C8, 61A, 61B, 61C, 70; DESINV 15, 22 (if taken Fall 2017 or earlier), 90E; EPS 50; ELENG 16B; ENGIN 11; INTEGBI C32; MATH 55; MATSCI 45; MCELLBI 32; PHYSICS 7C; STAT 20, 21.
Technical electives cannot include any course taken on a P/NP basis; courses numbered 24, 39, 84, 88; BIOENG 100; CHMENG 185; COMPSCI C79, 195, H195; DESINV courses (except DESINV 15, 90E, 190E); ENGIN 125, 157AC, 180, 185, 187; INDENG 95, 171 (if taken after Fall 2014), 185, 186, 190 series, 191, 192, 195; MECENG 191AC, 190K, 191K. Note: DESINV 22 will count as a technical elective if taken Fall 2017 or earlier.
5Free electives can be any technical or nontechnical course. A course of your interest offered by any department at UC Berkeley; there are no restrictions.
Course  Fall  Spring 

1st and 2nd Semesters  
ENGIN 7 – Introduction to Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers 
4

–

ENGIN 25 – Visualization for Design 
2

–

ENGIN 27 – Introduction to Manufacturing and Tolerancing  –  2 
MECENG C85 – Introduction to Solid Mechanics 
3

–

MECENG 40 – Thermodynamics 
–

3

MECENG 100 – Electronics for the Internet of Things 
–

4

Humanities/Social Sciences Courses(1) 
34

34

Total 
1213

1213

3rd and 4th Semesters  
MECENG 104 – Engineering Mechanics II (Dynamics) 
3

–

MECENG 106 – Fluid Mechanics 
3

–

MECENG 108 – Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials 
4

–

MECENG 109 – Heat Transfer 
–

3

MECENG 132 – Dynamic Systems and Feedback 
–

3

Technical Electives(2) 
3

3

Humanities/Social Sciences Courses(1) 
34

34

Total 
1617

1314

5th Semester**  
MECENG 102B – Mechatronics Design 
4


MECENG 103 – Experimentation and Measurements 
4


Technical Electives(2) 
6


Total 
14

Notes
*A minimum of 120 units is required for graduation.
**A fifth semester is granted to transfer student admits who are missing at least three lower division technical courses, of at least 3 units each, for the Mechanical Engineering major when they matriculate to UC Berkeley. Eligible transfer students must contact their ESS Adviser in order to request the fifth semester.
1The Humanities/Social Science (H/SS) requirement includes two approved Reading & Composition courses and four additional approved courses, with which a number of specific conditions must be satisfied. Reading & Composition parts A and B must be completed by no later than the end of the sophomore year. The remaining courses may be taken at any time during the program. See engineering.berkeley.edu/hss for complete details and a list of approved courses.
2Technical electives: 15 units of technical electives are required and must be chosen from the approved technical elective list. At least 12 of the 15 units must be upper division. At least 9 of the 12 upper division units must be from MECENGsponsored courses.
Of the 9 units of MECENGsponsored upper division technical electives, at least one course must be a design course selected from the following list:
 ENGIN 128* – Advanced Engineering Design Graphics
 MECENG 101 – High Mix/Low Volume Manufacturing
 MECENG 110 – Introduction to Product Development
 MECENG C117 – Structural Aspects of Biomaterials
 MECENG 119 – Introduction to MEMS
 MECENG 130 – Design of Planar Machinery
 MECENG 135 – Design of MicroprocessorBased Mechanical Systems
 MECENG 146 – Energy Conversion Principles
 MECENG 165 – OceanEnvironment Mechanics
 MECENG C176 – Orthopedic Biomechanics
 MECENG C178 – Designing for the Human Body
Additionally, one of the upper division technical elective courses must be taken from the MEsponsored quantitative science courses below, or from the expanded quantitative science list. Note that only the quantitative science courses listed below will count toward the 9 units of MEsponsored upper division courses.
 ENGIN 117* – Methods of Engineering Analysis
 ENGIN 150* – Basic Modeling and Simulation Tools for Industrial Research Applications
 ENGIN 177* – Advanced Programming with MATLAB
 MECENG 120 – Computational Biomechanics Across Multiple Scales
 MECENG 136 – Introduction to Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
 MECENG C180 – Engineering Analysis Using the Finite Element Method
*Although these courses are ENGIN courses, they will count toward the 9 units of upper division MECENGsponsored courses.
Any upper division course taught by mechanical engineering faculty may be used as part of the 9 units of upper division MEsponsored courses, including ENGIN 117, ENGIN 128, ENGIN 150, and ENGIN 177. In addition, Students may receive up to three units of upper division MECENGsponsored technical elective credit for work on a research project in either MECENG 196 (Undergraduate Research) or MECENG H194 (Honors Undergraduate Researchrestrictions apply).
Up to three technical elective units can be lower division and can be chosen from any of the following lower division courses: ASTRON 7A, 7B; BIOENG 10; BIOLOGY 1A+1AL, 1B; CHEM 1B, 3A, 3B, 4B; CIVENG 11, 60, 70, 93; COMPSCI C8, 61A, 61B, 61C, 70; DESINV 15, 22 (if taken Fall 2017 or earlier), 90E; EPS 50; ELENG 16B; ENGIN 11; INTEGBI C32; MATH 55; MATSCI 45; MCELLBI 32; PHYSICS 7C; STAT 20, 21.
Technical electives cannot include any course taken on a P/NP basis; courses numbered 24, 39, 84, 88; BIOENG 100; CHMENG 185; COMPSCI C79, 195, H195; DESINV courses (except DESINV 15, 90E, 190E); ENGIN 125, 157AC, 180, 185, 187; INDENG 95, 171 (if taken after Fall 2014), 185, 186, 190 series, 191, 192, 195; MECENG 191AC, 190K, 191K. Note: DESINV 22 will count as a technical elective if taken Fall 2017 or earlier.